12 Campbell Street, Castlemaine
195 High Street, Kangaroo Flat (Bendigo)
Michael passed away at Bendigo Hospital on 16th April 2021 aged 80 years (late of Taradale).
Dearly loved father of Paddy and Chrissie.
Adored Poppy Long of Zoe, Codi and Georgia, and loved by their mother Trudie.
Family and friends are invited to attend Michael's funeral service, which will be held in the
Church of Christ, Blakeley Road, Castlemaine on Friday 7th May at 2.00pm.
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The service will be live approximately 5 minutes prior to commencing.
A private cremation will be held for Michael following this service.
7th May 2021 at 2:00 PM
I could say that I have known Mike all my life but that wouldn’t be true as we met as 4yr olds at nursery school.
He left the UK at 20 yrs of age, a brave step and made a new life in Australia.
We kept in touch & celebrated when we got together.
Our phone calls at Xmas & birthdays will be sadly missed.
R. I. P. Mick.
– Chas Piller
I’ve known Mike for 76 years, a good mate and friend. Growing up as boys Charlie, Mike and myself did everything together, when he decided to emigrate to Australia it was a big loss to us all, but we kept in touch with visits to Australia and Mike coming home to England for holidays.
He will be sadly missed and much loved.
To add to my previous tribute to Mike I would just like to say there were 4 of us growing up from the age of four, the fourth person was Derek Marshall a very good friend as Mike, but who passed away 10 years ago.
Also a very big thank you to his pals in Australia especially Issy and Joe who really watched out for Mike.
Love to you all.
My condolences to Chrissie and Paddy.
Dearest “Longy”.…great workmate of Anne (Annie Bell) Hampson (dec).
Respected & fondly thought of by all ♥️
Our deepest condolences to all Mick’s family ❤️
– Anne & the Bell family 😍
Growing up as a teenager in Malmsbury, Longie was a regular visitor to our place.
A true gentle man who was kind hearted and genuinely interested in how us kids were going and what we were up to.
I will always remember him as a consistently positive person with a great sense of humour and story telling ability….
I will make sure to sing a country ditty or 2 for you today Mick, may your smiling eyes Rest In Peace.
Deepest condolences to Paddy and the girls, Chrissie and to family and friends back home who can’t make it here 💙
– Tracey Candy
Mike, great memories of your days in the general store back in the 1960s and 70s. Rest peacefully